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Differences exposed as Spokane City Council, school board candidates debate at Northwest Passages forum

Beer flowed cold and questions came in hot as voters got to know Spokane City Council and Spokane school boardcandidates during rapid-fire, 17-minute sessions at the first of two Northwest Passages’ Pints and Politics forums Thursday night.


Tickets still available for tonight’s Spokane City Council and school board candidate forum sponsored by Northwest Passages

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.


Political newcomers seek Liberty Lake City Council position 1 seat

The race for Liberty Lake City Council position 1 doesn’t have an incumbent after Councilman Bob Moore abandoned the seat in favor of running for the seat vacated by Shane Brickner, who is running for mayor against incumbent Steve Peterson. The race has attracted two political newcomers, retired state of California employee Dg Garcia and homebuilder Phil Folyer.


Experienced councilman challenged by new resident for seat on Medical Lake City Council

An experienced councilman hopes to make a comeback while a new resident wants to provide a new voice on the Medical Lake City Council. The race for position 5 on the Medical Lake City Council is the only contest with more than one candidate among the five seats on the ballot.


Reardan-Edwall School Board incumbent says district on right path; opponent says district should challenge state on sex education

The candidates running for a seat on the Reardan-Edwall School Board have clear interests in the district: They have children who attend the schools.


Water, experience among issues examined by Great Northern School District board candidates

Water, experience and maintaining quality are among the issues in the race to serve on the board that leads Spokane County’s smallest school district.


Dolan and Long vie for seat on Central Valley School District board

Candidates Susan Dolan and Debra Long are running for a position on the Central Valley School District board.


Spokane Valley candidates hope for regional approach to homelessness, clash over direction of council

If voters choose challenger Lance Gurel, he hopes to shift the makeup of council to more moderate and more open to new ideas. Incumbent Arne Woodard said Gurel and other more moderate candidates’ proposals go outside of the few essential duties Spokane Valley was founded to accomplish.


Race to represent northwest Spokane on City Council pits candidates with different styles

Part of the debate between Andy Rathbun and incumbent Karen Stratton in their bids to represent the northwest district on the Spokane City Council is about style.


Washington’s 2020 presidential election starts in January and ends in December

For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.


Online ads in support of Nadine Woodward deemed legal

Allegations against Nadine Woodward that her campaign violated advertising disclosure requirements were dismissed by the Public Disclosure Commission this week.


Kinnear and Kiepe seek South Hill seat on City Council

A preview of the race between Tony Kiepe and incumbent Lori Kinnear to represent District 2 on the Spokane City Council.


Tickets available for Spokane candidate debates sponsored by Northwest Passages

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.


Annie Kurtz running against longtime Liberty Lake Council fixture Robert Moore

The race for position 5 on Liberty Lake City Council pits a candidate who touts his experience against one who stresses the need for a fresh voice.


Liberty Lake City Council race features newcomer Holly Woodruff, incumbent Dan Dunne

Political newcomer Holly Woodruff is challenging incumbent Dan Dunne for his seat on the Liberty Lake City Council, which Dunne has held for eight years.


Incumbent Airway Heights councilman up for re-election seeks partnerships to boost community

As Airway Heights continues to grow, a city council incumbent has his eyes set on increasing activities for the youth, mitigating traffic and fixing a housing shortage.


Cheney Public Schools capital levy would pay for future school sites, technology upgrades

The $4.2 million property tax levy would be collected from district residents at an estimated rate of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in 2020 and 2021.


McMullen and Myers bring experience in race for Central Valley School Board

When the state changed the funding model for public education, Central Valley School Board member Cindy McMullen likened it to a working family who just lost half a paycheck. In Central Valley’s case, that meant a $12 million budget deficit that left McMullen and her colleagues to pick up the pieces.


Election preview: Mead School District board member Dorcas Wylder faces challenger Michael Cannon

Wylder, who was appointed to the seat at the beginning of the year, defended the school board’s decisions to end programs while facing a projected budget shortfall next year. Cannon said those decisions were “short-sighted” and have left parents and students without needed support.


Mead school board race pits veteran against newcomer critical of how district handled recent cuts

Bob Olson, who has on the Mead School District board for 34 years, says stability on the board will help the district navigate a difficult period. His challenger in the Nov. 5 election, John Hatcher, disagrees. Hatcher says the district “needs new ideas and input.”


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